After many years of immense contribution to sports development with the Toronto NBA side, Nigeria’s Masai Ujiri emerge as Raptors Vice-chairman and team’s president on a multi-year contract with the terms of the deal undisclosed in accordance to the team’s policy.
Ujiri have been involved in the Toronto Raptors team management since 2013 and have contributed a great deal to move the team into their state-of-the-art practice facility at OVO Athletic Centre.
Also, his efforts is recognized in the the following areas: hosting an NBA All-Star Game, formed Raptors 905, their G League franchise, and in 2019 won the NBA Championship. The Raptors is the first team outside the United States to accomplish these feats.
Speaking during the announcement, Larry Tanenbaum said: “Great sportsmen impact their games. Great leaders impact their communities. Masai Ujiri does both, and we’re very pleased he is returning to the Raptors as vice-chairman and president,”
The Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment chairman went on to add: “Masai and MLSE share the goals of bringing another NBA Championship to Toronto, and off the court, working towards making our city, country and world a better place. These are exciting times, and we look forward to all that comes next for our team, for Masai and for his family. Masai, we’re glad you’re staying home.”
Ujiri in his statement after the announcement shared the following:“On the court, our goal is clear: to bring another championship to Toronto. Our team is united in that mission. Nothing else will do. We will bring young talent to this city. We will value the veteran players who got us here, I’ve said it before and I’m saying it again: We will win in Toronto.”
It has triggered joy and happiness in Toronto as Nigeria’s Masai Ujiri emerge as Raptors Vice-chairman and team’s president.